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Staged Reading: Gross Indecency

Gross Indecency:  The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
by Moises Kaufmann
Directed by Laur Raag
One night only:  February 6th at 8 p.m.
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Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley

Oscar WildeActors Ensemble of Berkeley

2017 Winter Staged Reading Series

Gross Indecency:

The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Presented in collaboration with TheatreFirst’s T1 Presents performance series

By Moises Kaufmann, Directed by Laur Raag

ONE NIGHT ONLY – Monday, February 6th, 2017


Cast

Oscar Wilde.....................................................................................................Stanley Spenger

Lord Alfred Douglas/Narrator 3&7/Wood/Others.......................................................Marisa Darabi

Clark/Narrator 6/Others………………………………………………………………………………………………...Paulette Herring

Carson/Narrator 5/Others....................................................................................Nathan Bogner

Narrator 1/Parker/Shaw/Others………………………………………………………………………………….……………Lisa Wang

Narrator 2/Atkins/Harris/Wrights/Others………………………………………………………………………..Annette Olveira

Narrator 4/Maver/Marvin Taylor/Others…………………………………………………………………………....David Schiller

Queensbury/Gill/Lockwood/Narrator 8/Others………………………………………………………………..…..Robin Schild

* There will be one ten minute intermission


Cast and Crew Biographies in Alphabetical Order

  • Nathan Bogner recently had the feature role in A Normal Heart with the Pittsburth Community Theatre.  He is also an accomplished lighting designer and writer.
  • Marisa Darabi is pleased to be working with Actors Ensemble of Berkeley (AEB) for the first time - find her at marisadarabi.com
  • Annette Oliveira recently played a Mom in Douglas Morrison Theatre’s Real Women Have Curves, an Argentinian temptress in Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s The Clean House and a jaded God in the rock opera Weightless at San Francisco’s Z Space.
  • Laur Raag is a performing artist and the artistic director Stray Dog Theatre Company of Oakland.  He most recently starred in Stray Dog’s Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as working with various theater groups in the Bay Area including foolsFURY and Ragged Wing Ensemble.
  • David Schiller finds this play to be a timely and important work and is thrilled to be making his debut with Actors Ensemble of Berkeley.
  • Robin Schild has been acting in the Bay Area since the 70s. In fact his last role with AEB was as "the Herald" in Marat/Sade in 1979. His most enjoyable role to date was as Julia Morgans fictitious lover in Arches Balance and Light with Ross Valley Players last year. He is happy to be back at Live Oak Theatre after all this time.
  • Stanley Spenger is the founder and former artistic director of Subterranean Shakespeare, and was a founding member of Shotgun Players.
  • Lisa Wang has been in many past AEB productions and thanks AEB for all the creative opportunities such as tonight's!

Thanks to:  Jon Tracy, Kristoffer Barerra, and Lucas Clarvo

Up Next:

The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, directed by Nicole Menez- runs Fri/Sat 8 p.m. till Feb. 11th!

Look for Actors Ensemble of Berkeley at John Hinkel Park for two shows this summer!

Tags: Staged Readings

Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $8,000.00 awarded in 2017. Also, a thank you to Theatre Bay Area for a grant of $2,500.00.

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